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26 FEATURES 10 IN-DEPTH REPORT: The master of rough-terrain lifts Industry experts provide insight on the market, trends, applications, safety, purchasing, rental and other aspects of rough-terrain cranes

14 Advances in aggregates & quarries equipment

From an intuitive control system to a modular concept for a washing plant, producers have many ways to get the most out of their operations

SECTIONS 8 Spotlight 10 In-Depth Report 14 Aggregates & Quarries 20 Trucks

20 New 95-ton rigid hauler kicks off updates for Volvo line

40 The impact of engine idling

26 Roads, underground and beyond

43 Burying the paper trail

New R100E is the flagship for first Volvobranded rigid haulers rolling out of the former Terex facility

The new John Deere 345G LC has the size and power to handle a wide range of construction applications

34 Technology takes lift safety to new heights

26 Earthmoving & Excavation 32 Safety Training, Gear and Products 34 Compact, Light & Rental 40 Equipment Maintenance & Management 43 Construction Software

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Cover photo: Liebherr LRT-1090-2.1 rough-terrain crane.

DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor’s Letter 45 Industry News 46 Advertiser Index JULY/AUGUST 2018

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Lift equipment changed our world


find lift equipment fascinating and this issue I am pleased that we feature it on the cover and in the In-Depth Report on rough-terrain cranes, plus in our coverage of lift safety, our review of Liebherr’s Customer Days held in Germany, and in product news in the Spotlight and Compact, Light and Rental sections. What intrigues me is the range of equipment and the complexity of safe lifting – especially heavy objects to great heights – and the significance these machines have had over the last 2,000+ years. The earliest known construction crane is from late 6th century B.C., according to Wikipedia (J.J. Coulton, Lifting in Early Greek Architecture. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 1974). Images cut into stone blocks of Greek temples around 515 B.C., show lifting tongs and lewis irons. Aristotle made the first written description of the compound pulley system around 300 B.C. During the Roman Empire, the Romans made further developments to the Greek crane. As a result, building construction increased dramatically with some structures being extremely large, even by today’s standards. They even used multiple cranes to lift blocks weighing up to 60 tons. Cranes powered by treadwheels also date back to the Romans. The treadwheel was a large, vertical wheel mounted on a horizontal shaft. Workers walked along the tread inside the wheel, turning it and thus powering the crane. With the decline of the empire, these cranes were largely forgotten until the Middle Ages, where references show up in manuscripts in the 1200s. Treadwheel cranes were used for building large Gothic cathedrals, and they were also used in harbours and mines. In the Gothic cathedrals, the cranes were moved up to higher levels as construction progressed. Such cranes can be found today in England in church towers, where they were left after construction was complete. By medieval times, the tread was wide enough for two workers to walk side by side, increasing the lift capacity of the cranes. A significant advancement was the development, as early as the 1300s, of the slewing crane, where the load could be rotated. This crane was especially useful for loading and unloading ships at docks. In 1838, William Armstrong designed a hydraulic water-powered crane in Newcastle, northeastern England. Distant reservoirs were used to provide the head of water (force) needed to power the cranes. When reservoirs were not available, Armstrong built high water towers. He spent decades improving crane design and made an important technological advancement with his invention of the hydraulic accumulator. There is a lot more to the history of cranes, but these few highlights make me appreciate the amazing design and engineering of today’s lift equipment. I hope you also feel the same way – especially after reading our coverage this issue.

Lawrence Buser Editorial Director


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DON’T SET LIMITS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO. Most excavators come with a power boost function that can deliver extra force when you need it most – but only for a few seconds at a time. What good does that do when you have a whole day’s work ahead of you? The power boost in KOBELCO excavators provides ~10% more bucket breakout force when you need it, for as long as you need it. They also offer a dedicated heavy lift function that provides ~10% more power when lifting and swinging. Combine that with our heavy-duty construction and you can be sure they’ll never back down from a challenge.








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The all-new 348 Series 2 is a 273mt (300-ton) lattice crawler crane. The 350-hp Cummins engine powers a Kawasaki pump and motor package for fast, responsive fingertip control providing simultaneous operation whenever it is needed. Dual-swing motors provide dynamic control for incredibly smooth free swing. Greater fuel economy is just one of the benefits offered with the Series II ECO winch system, resulting in lower operating cost, less engine rpm under load, fewer emissions, and all the line pull needed. The extra-large circumference drum extends rope life and offers maximum line pull of 24,179 kg for the standard 28-mm hoist rope. On-board, high-resolution cameras provide a winch view, rear view and non-cab-side swing view for better jobsite visibility from within the cab. The intuitive, ratedcapacity limiter monitoring system provides information for the operator to set swing and other control parameters to create virtual walls with audio and visual alarms and function kick-out. The 348 Series 2 has telematics in place to better forecast maintenance and service needs of the crane. The 348 Series 2 allows the heavyduty boom top section to remain in place to transition from conventional mode to luffing configuration, eliminating the need to change out tops. Tracks can be extended or retracted as needed. The upper superstructure and lower carbody of the new 348 Series 2 comprise the main transport load, requiring no undecking or assist crane. 8


Trencor’s first large-scale upgrade to the 1400 series trenchers, used by pipeline, utility and surface mining operations for over 20 years, is the T14-54/617. T14 refers to the 1400 series, 54 to the maximum cutting width in inches, and 617 to the Mercedes industrial/mining 617-hp Tier 4 Final diesel engine. The rig’s new electronics package includes a digital operator display in the cab, upgraded software and a state-of-the-art telematics package. The telematics package enables the rig to gather, log and transmit real-time operating data used for predictive maintenance, reporting requirements

or overall optimization of trenching operations. The engine runs so cleanly that no regen cycle is required, which greatly increases reliability while lowering the cost of maintenance and total cost of ownership. Its wide rpm range of power output maintains full productivity in even the toughest conditions. It runs at lower speeds, which reduces fuel consumption and noise levels. The redesigned undercarriage features an innovative attachment to a heavier, stronger mainframe. Ease of servicing and safety have also been improved. T14-54/617 trencher options in-

clude a new quiet pack for running in sound-sensitive environments, such as urban worksites, and a counterweight package that increases the machine’s width and depth capabilities.





In response to customer requests for increased production, DSC Dredge engineers imagined a dredge that continually moves forward, without cables. The new design includes two provisional patents: walking carriages and a wide-format swinging ladder. This allows for continuous, uninterrupted production representing time savings, cost savings and safety advantages since the dredge moves without cables. The design also draws on the well established advantages of the DSC Shark Class Dredge and Barracuda Class Dredge.

The new Vermeer MUD Hub slurry solidification system helps control the costs, time and complexity of drilling fluid management using the new Vermeer ST2000 slat tank and the Surface to Surface (STS) FL-243 solidification mixer. Vacuum excavator operators drive over the swing-open hatch above the ST2000 slat tank to empty their tanks – no backing up to a pit is required. The slurry mixture travels up a


TWO NEW COMPACT EXCAVATORS JCB’s two new compact excavators are designed for construction, landscaping and rental. The larger 19C-1 is a 4,211-pound (1.9-mt) conventional-tail-swing model; the smaller 3,856-pound (1.8mt) 18Z-1 is JCB’s first zero-tail-swing machine in the one- to two-ton excavator class. The 18Z-1 and 19C-1 share a common undercarriage with machined faces for optimal fit and extended component life. A revised idler design delivers improved ride quality and reduces track stalling in loose material. Additionally, the redesigned dozer blade, with easy-to-install dozer wings, is available with standard arms or optional long-reach arms that enable digging close to the machine. A 23.1-hp (17.2-kW) Perkins diesel engine is accessed via a rear counterweight that swings away to reveal the engine bay and battery. A separate door provides access to daily check points. All body panels are constructed of steel for enhanced protection. These excavators use a next-generation, four-plate boom and dipper design. Two dipper arm lengths are available: 3 feet 1 inch (950 mm) or 3 feet 7 inches (1,100 mm). The 5-foot-11 (1,800-mm) main boom features a topmounted ram to protect the hydraulic cylinder.


conveyor and is loaded into the infeed hopper of the STS FL-243 solidification mixer. The mixer combines slurry from drilling fluid or hydro-excavation with a super absorbent polymer before being discharged onto the ground or into a roll-off dumpster. In as little as 15 minutes, the slurry will begin to set up as a stackable material that is convenient to transport and may now be disposed of at a landfill, used as ground cover or added to composting mixes, depending on what additives were used in the drilling fluid. The MUD Hub can be operated by one person from multiple control station locations for jobsite flexibility. The ST2000 slat tank has a self-cleaning tank design, as well as slip-resistant floors.

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the master of rough-terrain l By Lee Toop, Associate Editor

Our panel of industry experts provides insight on the market, trends, applications, safety, purchasing, rental and other aspects of rough-terrain cranes




ough-terrain cranes are the workhorse lifters on many jobsites as they provide a combination of reach, capacity and movability which makes them a popular choice for purchase or rental. Canadian buyers lean toward larger-capacity rough-terrain cranes in the 100-ton and higher range, according to Michelle Respicio, product marketing specialist with Terex Cranes. “There is increased demand for larger capacity classes as high reach and heavier lifts become more common. The majority of these cranes are used in rental applications, such as light commercial, infrastructure and energy.” Paul Cutchall, product manager for RT cranes with Manitowoc, added that “Rough-terrain cranes work well due to their small footprint and strong lifting capacity. They are used for many purposes in general construction.”


“Typically, an RT crane is the first [machine] in and last out of a project,” commented Kyle Jardine, divisional director for Liebherr Canada. Users of rough-terrain machines tend to be a combination of contractors buying their own gear and rental houses, Jardine noted. Generally, shorter-term projects in the two to three month range are served by rented cranes, while those companies handling longer jobs – one to two years or longer – tend to lean toward purchase. “Demand for rough-terrain cranes in Canada in general is considered low, but there is great potential demand in the market, so we are paying attention to market trends,” added Christian Bartley, vice president, marketing and strategic operations with Tadano. “The main application for this class of cranes is energy-related facilities – these cranes work well due to their small footprint and strong lifting capacity.”

Simplicity and safety important points

Because of the split between rental and ownership when it comes to RT cranes, the design of these machines leans toward simplicity and safety. Rental companies are interested in ensuring their machines are taken care of by their users, and contractors want to be sure their operators – and their jobsites – are safe when cranes are working. “They don’t know who’s going to be operating it from day-to-day, so you’ve got to have a machine that’s got a lot of safety built in, creature comfort features for the operator, and ease of use. For instance, for years we’ve had cameras as standard equipment across the board so the operator can look at the winches, their blind spot, and backup cameras,” related Brian Smoot, Link-Belt product manager for RT cranes. Safety and ease of use were im-

Left: Link-Belt’s 110/RT tackles a challenging hillside lift. Right: the Liebherr 1090-2.1 has a maximum hoist height of 66 metres. Below: Tadano’s GR-1600XL is equipped with an asymmetrical outrigger system and other features.

lifts portant parts of the design of two new models Liebherr launched at CONEXPO 2017, Jardine said: the 100-ton LRT 1090-2.1 with a 154-foot full-power boom and the LRT 11002.1, a 110-ton machine with 164-foot pinning boom – a system in which the telescoping sections are pinned in the extended or retracted position. “Functions such as selecting the telescoping mode (long or strong), levelling the crane, and locking the house can all be done with the push of a single button,” he said. “The flatdeck, standard rear-view cameras, optional side-view cameras, and clear self-explanatory controls make the crane safe to access and work with.” According to Cutchall, some improvements in rough-terrain cranes over the last five years include pinned booms, which offer greater capacities than telescoping booms; improved modes of telescoping; the switch to electronic controllers instead of

hydraulic controllers; and thinner formed-boom shapes, which have higher KSI (kilopounds per square inch) ratings to lower boom weight while maintaining required strength. “A major innovation at Manitowoc has been the adoption of the Crane Control System (CCS) across various Manitowoc product lines. Since controls are consistent across different product lines, an operator can be as productive as possible, whether running a rough-terrain crane or a crawler,” Cutchall noted. Other advances have included the development of outrigger monitoring via smart extension cylinder technology, which replaces the inherently unreliable string-potentiometer measuring design. The use of a single telescope cylinder and extension cables, as opposed to multiple telescope cylinders, to lower boom weight and enhance the load chart throughout the entire working range has also been a recent improvement, he added. Tadano has also brought pinned booms to its rough-terrain machines, the GR-1200XL and GR-1600XL, allowing the cranes to achieve longer boom lengths and better load charts, Bartley said. Outrigger placement has also been on the company’s radar since the 1990s, he noted. “In 1991, Tadano introduced an outrigger width-detection system that allows for safe crane operations with outriggers set up in asymmetrical configurations,” Bartley said. “This has now evolved into our ‘Smart Chart’ which further extends the safe working area over the outriggers when the crane is set up asymmetrically. All Tadano rough-terrain cranes have asymmetrical outrigger systems. The GR-1200XL and GR1000XL provide the Smart Chart system, as well.” He added that the “Tadano GR series rough-terrain cranes offer many features, such as long boom lengths, strong lift charts, good transportability, the best reliability and lowest operating costs in the industry.” Link-Belt’s machines are also an-

swering a need for asymmetrical outriggers, which are popular for today’s tight jobsites. “Jobsites are getting more and more compact, and a lot of equipment and material is around so the footprint is sometimes not very useful. We’ve been able to come up with our version of asymmetrical outriggers called VCALC, Variable Confined Area Lifting Capacities, which allows the operator to maximize the lift chart with the area available,” Smoot said. Liebherr’s Jardine explained that the outrigger control system is aimed at ensuring user safety around its new cranes. The VarioBase system is standard on the LRT cranes, allowing each individual outrigger beam to be extended

to different lengths as dictated by site conditions, Jardine noted. The LICCON controller can then calculate the maximum load capacities precisely, throughout any slewing position, based on different outrigger positions. As with many other industry sectors, telematics systems are growing in popularity. Bartley said that Tadano has pioneered self-diagnosing systems that simplify troubleshooting, often eliminating the need for an onsite technician.


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In-Depth report: ROUGH-TERRAIN CRANES “All current Tadano rough-terrain cranes use the Hello-Net system of telematics as an asset management tool, which is continuously improving and evolving.” With the Pulse 2.0 or RCL system on Link-Belt machines, Smoot noted, software can be remotely updated through a WiFi hotspot on a mobile phone. The RCL system has a WiFi hub in it and the operator can automatically download any software updates that his computer may need. This prevents a distributor or technician from needing to visit just to flash the software. Terex is working to upgrade its control system on popular crane models, introducing a rough-terrain specific version of the Demag IC-1 control system. “The IC-1 control system for Terex RT cranes was designed with the specific needs of operators in mind,” Respicio said. “Crane movements can be customized and stored to meet specialized working conditions from high precision for difficult assembly work to high-speed operation, including concrete work. The system is intuitive and suits the needs of RT cranes. It gives precise control on every lift for smooth swinging performance.” In addition, Respicio noted that “Advance diagnostics offered by the IC-1 control system provide the ability to diagnose an issue by function, allowing the user to quickly pinpoint and fix the problem for maximum uptime. The monitor displays full text error codes for quick troubleshooting without the need to refer to decode the problem.”

Crane selection

Tadano’s Bartley said that selecting the type and size of roughterrain crane for any particular job can be a challenge and requires a combination of intensive study and development of lift plans. “The crane can be selected based on specification and lift chart needs.” Cutchall said buyers must know what application the crane will be used for – for example, whether it will be handling heavy lifts at short radii or lifting with the boom further extended. “What capacity will they need to lift most often and at what load radius? Can it be done with the main boom or do they need to use a swing away extension? The speed of the crane’s functions must also be accounted for. Full-power telescoping booms are faster than pinned booms, but pinned booms normally offer better capacities.” He added that customers need to determine “What’s more important to the job: speed or capacity?” Planning software, such as Terex Lift Plan or Liebherr’s LICCON system, can be useful tools for selecting the right crane and configuration for the job.

Performance, safety and transportability

Performance, safety and transportability are key, Jardine said; he also advised that ease of operation is im-



Above: Terex RT cranes combine on a heavy lift at an oil and gas site. Below: a 100-ton-capacity Grove GRT8100 handles heavy lifts on a bridge contract. portant, including setup, assembly and disassembly of jibs and components. Buyers should keep in mind the safety systems included, maintenance considerations, fuel efficiency, transportability, reliability and resale value. “Transportability and overall working dimensions of the cranes are two key factors for these larger cranes,” advised Respicio. For example, she noted that “the RT 100US is cost effective to move and operate [as] it has a narrow width of just 3 m (9.8 feet) and removable counterweight, which allows it to be trailered without weight and width restrictions in most situations.” Cutchall emphasized capacity in different configurations, as well as transportability. “Rough-terrain cranes need to be hauled from site to site, so customers need to account for a trailer, the cost of permits, and the dimensions and weight of the machine being considered.” In addition, he said that RT customers need to keep an open mind about the latest technologies emerging in the crane sector. Smoot recommended that buyers keep in mind the versatility of a crane for multiple jobsites. “Find a machine that you can sit in one location, that has the boom length and capacity to reach the back of the jobsite without having to move the machine around multiple times throughout the day to make multiple lifts.” Safety is also important to keep in mind, he added. “We hear more and more, every day, from people concerned about safety on the jobsites . . . The easier the machine is to operate, to get up and down on – things like that can save a contractor a lot of money.” HEG


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advances in aggregates & quarries equipment From an intuitive control system to a modular concept for a washing plant and a highly accurate real-time on-board weighing system for wheel loaders, producers have many ways to get the most out of their operations By Lawrence Buser, Editorial Director


illhead trade show – held every two years in the U.K. – is such a powerful, international event for the aggregates and quarry industry that manufacturers choose it to launch new products, showcase their recent introductions, highlight advances and technologies, and demonstrate equipment. As always, the showground, pavilions and various demonstration areas were packed with all the latest plants and equipment for the quarrying, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, recycling and construction sectors. This year, there were a recordbreaking 19,687 visitors at this year’s event, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2005, and more exhibitors (over 500) than ever before. Besides featuring some of the highlights from Hillhead, this report provides additional coverage of other new



equipment introductions. As expected Terex had a major presence at Hillhead. One of their companies, Terex EvoQuip, launched three new products at the show: the Cobra 230R impact crusher, Cobra 290R impact crusher and Colt 1000 scalping screen. The Cobra 230R was on display while there were demonstrations of the Cobra 290R feeding the Colt 1000 throughout the day. These new models are part of EvoQuip’s range of mobile crushing and screening equipment which are compact and versatile, and can operate in the most demanding of applications, including natural rock, reinforced concrete, recycled asphalt and C&D waste. The Cobra 230R is a closed circuit version of the 230. It incorporates a 2.44-m x 1.2-m (8-foot x 4-foot) post screen that ensures the required product specification is achieved with oversize material either being recirculated back to the crusher or stockpiled. The


Top: Over 500 exhibitors displayed and demo’d their equipment at Hillhead 2018 trade show in the U.K. Above: Terex Washing Systems AquaClear filter press, part of a complete end-to-end solution for washing and water management. Below: Terex EvoQuip launched three new machines at Hillhead, including the Cobra 230R impact crusher. complete afterscreen system, including the oversize conveyor, can be quickly detached, providing the option of transporting it separately. The larger Cobra 290R incorporates a 1,000 mm x 1,034 mm impactor. The rapid setup time, intuitive control system, two button start up and ease of setting adjustment on the Cobra 230, 230R, 290 and 290R enables crushing to commence minutes after unloading the machine from the truck. In addition, all Cobra machines can be moved using the remote control in the excavator cab, without shutting down the crusher. The latest addition to EvoQuip’s scalping screen range is the Colt 1000, the largest screen in the portfolio, capable of processing up to 400 mtph (440 U.S. tph), depending on application. This is a highly versatile machine that incorporates an aggressive double-

deck screen measuring 3.96 m x 1.22 m (13 feet x 4 feet). Variable screening angle and numerous screen media are available options which ensure the machine is able to operate in both heavyduty scalping and precision screening applications and will manage the most difficult of materials. The Colt 1000 achieves excellent conveyor discharge heights and can be coupled with a broad 800-mm (32inch) belt on the fines. Standard configuration discharges the fines product to the right hand side of the plant with the mid-grade on the left. Both conveyors can be ordered reversed as an option with the ability to place both conveyors on the same side of the unit once the Colt 1000 reaches the field. Flexibility is further enhanced with two way split conversion by simply relocating the tail conveyor to collect both top and bottom deck pieces. In terms of telematics monitoring,


all EvoQuip machines can be fitted with the T-Link system which provides the customer with real time information on the performance of their machine. Hillhead was also used by Terex Washing Systems (TWS) to unveil their latest modular concept that the company expects will be an innovative gamechanger for pit and quarry operators wanting a more intelligent way to wash sand, gravel, aggregates and C&D waste. This new high-performance solution brings together rinsing, screening, scrubbing and sand washing capabilities on a single plant. It has been engineered specifically with large-scale production processing in mind and will have the capability of producing up to six grades of salable product. TWS also showed their AquaClear water management solution at Hillhead. The filter press features strong nylon filter cloth for longer life and excellent cake release; multiple chamber sizes with gasketed plates for zero leakage; filtrate blow down for lower cake moisture; plate shakers for sticky cake removal; large hydraulic cylinder for high slurry pressure applications; and an automated CAN bus system with touchscreen controls. TWS has a dedicated technical team to support their products, consisting of a product manager, engineers and applications specialists, together with a new, cutting-edge laboratory specifically designed for material testing and sample pressing. This ensures optimum equipment selection and specification for their customers. For classifying wet or dry material, Haver & Boecker offers the Tyler L-Class vibrating screen, a compact, versatile machine that is also ideal for dewatering. The six-foot-wide machine is available in two lengths: 16 or 20 feet. Primarily mounted horizontally, the L-Class can also be inclined or declined as much as three degrees. It handles up to 400 tph and features a 45-degree mounted double-shaft overhead drive system with direct-mounted motors. Producers can change speed and stroke by changing the pulleys and plate weights. The applicationspecific design offers simplified maintenance with a one-piece removable head and shaft assembly. In addition, unlike most linear-stroke machines, the LClass does not require timing belts or gears, making maintenance even simpler. The L-Class is also ideal for separating water from product in dewatering applications. When positioned at a negative incline of about three degrees, the vibrating screen’s g-force moves wet material uphill on the screen. Gravity and the natural operation of the equipment help screen out water before the material reaches the discharge end. The thick layer of material on the screen also acts as a filter cake, pressing water out, and traps fine particles that would be lost in a thin layer screening process. For operations requiring a level of portability,




Clockwise from top: Haver & Boecker’s Tyler L-Class vibrating screen for classifying wet or dry material and dewatering; ELRUS MS612 highcapacity, multislope screen plant; Superior Industries’ new modular washing and classifying Spirit Sand Plant; and Superior Industries Alliance Low Water Washer. Haver & Boecker pairs the L-Class with the HydroClean 1000 Wash Plant on a skid structure. This combination offers the opportunity to purchase the three components together, saving operations months of time that they would have spent designing and building a skid structure for a wash plant. For those looking for a compact, high-capacity screen plant, ELRUS offers the MS612 Screen, a 6- x 12-foot 3-deck high-capacity, multi-slope unit. In addition to fitting in a small space, it is easier to move, set up and use, while maintaining the production capabilities equal to or greater than its larger 6- x 20foot and 7- x 20-foot counterparts. Powered by two 15-hp electric vibrating motors, this screen plant requires less power and uses only three ounces of grease per season. Maintenance is simplified because there’s no eccentric shaft, bearings, gears, seals, sheaves or guards to service, repair or store.

The decks have only 24 screen bolts, washers and nuts and no clamp bars, compared to 120 nuts, bolts and washers and 30 clamp bars on a traditional screen. Since the decks are all end tension, easily accessible and contain fewer components, screen media on all three decks can be changed in under two hours. Superior Industries showed its new Alliance Low Water Washer at Hillhead. The company says this is a first of its kind for aggregate producers. The unique, low water washer is capable of accepting a dry feed directly within a crushing circuit. These fines are then pressure washed and dewatered for production of saleable manufactured sands. “Historically, all of the machinery used to wash crusher fines has been traditional sand screws,” says John Bennington, director of wet processing technology at Superior. “That typically means material pro-

Left: McCloskey International held the world-wide debut of their J35 compact, mobile jaw crusher at Hillhead. Right: Telsmith 44SBS cone crusher is specifically designed for large, extra coarse feed material. ducers are handling and hauling the material to a separate wash site, which adds cost quickly. “The Alliance Low Water Washer is designed specifically for washing crusher fines and uses 80 percent less water than the traditional screw/screen combination,” he said. During operation, an agitator section accepts the feed where it is mixed with water to produce a thick slurry. This slurry is then dumped onto a dewatering screen with a series of spray bars to help clean and wash out the fines. The end result is a saleable manufactured sand with just eight percent moisture content. Superior manufactures models of its new Alliance Low Water Washer for rates up to 272 mtph (300 tph) and can make custom-designed machines that produce higher rates if required. Superior Industries also displayed its new Spirit Sand Plant at Hillhead. The modular washing and classifying plant merges the company’s Helix Cyclone, dewatering screen, sump tank and slurry pump into a single plant capable of sand production, fines recovery and dewatering. According to Superior, its brand new Helix Cyclone is uniquely designed with a geometrically efficient inlet, which boosts performance and lowers wear of internal components. In addition, all wetted surfaces are lined with cast polyurethane for extended performance and life. For fines recovery applications, the Helix Cyclone is available in 305-mm or 406-mm (12or 16-inch) models. Meanwhile, sand production models are sized 406 mm to 762 mm (16 to 30 inches). The manufacturer’s dewatering screen is capable of removing all but eight percent moisture content, meaning the sand produced is immediately saleable. It achieves this due to a deeper bed deign and urethane sidewalls, which remove moisture from the material screens at the tops and sides. These high-tonnage dewatering screens process material up to 360 mtph (400 tph). For sand production applications,

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Spirit Sand Plants are manufactured in five models with production up to 300 mtph (330 tph) from the screen. Seven ultra fines recovery models can be fed at rates from 20 to 161 mtph (22 to 177 tph). Each plant is designed to fit into standard shipping containers. McCloskey International held the worldwide debut of their new compact jaw crusher line at Hillhead. On display was the new J35 mobile jaw crusher which recently completed field testing and is designed for projects with small footprints but big requirements. It nimbly moves around small spaces, continuing to track while crushing. Less than 2.5 m wide, the crusher can be transported easily from site to site. It is also a versatile unit as it can be converted to a J35R recirculating crusher in under one hour. The J35’s small footprint makes it a good choice for a wide range of applications, from aggregates and smaller scale construction projects to demolition and asphalt recycling. McCloskey also highlighted their AGGSTORM150, a modular plant for aggregate, C&D waste recycling and mining industries to remove harsh, clay-bound material from natural and crushed gravel, stone and ore feeds that cannot be removed by rinsing or screening alone. The log shafts rotate in opposite directions and are timed to obtain an overlap of the paddle shoes for maximum scrubbing action. Telsmith showcased the 44SBS cone crusher at Hillhead 2018 to explain its benefits and discuss safety and uptime features. Available in stationary units as well as in portable configurations, the 44SBS 224-kW (300-hp) cone offers output capacities ranging from 135 to 351 metric tons per hour depending on desired final output size, and provides up to a 200-mm (8-inch) feed size. It is specifically designed for large, extra coarse feed material ideal for secondary and tertiary circuit positions in mining, aggregates, and crushed stone production. Safety and uptime are engineered into 44SBS cone crushers by adding the Telsmith exclusive, patented over-



load protection design which limits the amount of force the cone crusher needs to absorb when it encounters overloads or tramp metal – providing the best protection for internal parts. The company says that this design has been proven to save operations thousands of dollars in unexpected repair costs. The chamber can be safely cleared in minutes in the event of a power failure or tramp metal in the crusher. This can prevent hours of downtime. Operators simply flip a switch from the “crush” mode to the “clear” mode and the upper frame is lifted vertically. This allows the material to fall easily through the crusher, safely returning to production with a minimal loss of time and profitability. Another feature on the 44SBS is the Zero Maintenance Anti-Spin System which includes a small hydraulic motor that is attached to the shaft, preventing the head from spinning when running with intermittent feed. The system provides longer manganese life and produces a more cubical product. No adjustments, resetting or regular maintenance schedules are needed. DSC Dredge and Stichweh have entered into an agreement to promote each other’s products. Stichweh is a joint venture of Andrew and Richard Snoby and the German company SMT-Stichweh Maschinen & Service whose main products, now approaching their 100th anniversary, are washing and dewatering bucket wheels. “DSC Dredge and Stichweh are a natural fit, allowing us to better serve our aggregate customers,” said Bob Wetta, president and CEO of DSC Dredge. He explained that there are “several key reasons our companies align: (1) Stichweh offers the largest bucket wheel program for the national and international market in the world; (2) the bucket wheel series can be perfectly tailored to the material conditions, furthering DSCs commitment to optimize dredge production; (3) solutions are individually configured to customer needs and demands; and (4) Stichweh dewatering wheels . . . offer extremely long production life and safe


Cab view of Volvo Construction Equipment’s Load Assist, On-Board Weighing system in action (above), and a close-up view of the display below). Lower left: Two Stichweh 6518 dewatering bucket wheels. operation with low specific energy requirements and truly low maintenance.” The dewatering wheel allows for development of different grades of sand, depending on customer preferences, simply by adjusting a single setting on the bucket wheel controller. “In aggregate processing, washing, dewatering and classifying are among the most important stages,” said Andrew Snoby, vice-president of Stichweh. “Coarse-grained material can be cleaned and dewatered in a bucket wheel with or without screens. For fine-grained material like sand or grain mixtures, special washing, dewatering and recovery systems are necessary [and] Stichweh has washing and dewatering bucket wheels designed for these fine-grained materials applications.” Depending on the performance requirements, the bucket wheel rotates at only 0.5 to 2 rpm. Therefore, the power consumption and wear are extremely low, allowing the dewatering bucket wheels to work economically even under most difficult operating conditions. Five production series are available for the different material conditions and requirements from simple gravel dewatering to the finest sand washing, finest sand classification, multiple wheel product classification and finest sand recovery. DSC Dredge works with customers to determine the best dewatering wheel for their project requirements and conditions. “We go through great lengths to advise and consult with prospective purchasers to empower them with the proper tools they need to make their buying decision,” said Wetta. No aggregates or quarry plant is complete without the ability to move and load material. Enter Volvo Construction Equipment with their latest version of Load Assist, On-Board Weighing for the L110H to L260H wheel loaders. The system provides real-time on-board weighing accuracy to +/- 1 percent for every bucket, while the machine is moving. Eric Yeomans, product manager, wheel loaders, Volvo Construction

Equipment, says that Load Assist, OnBoard Weighing helps to reduce overloading, under-loading, re-weighing and waiting times. An operator accesses the real-time information by utilizing the on-board Volvo Co-Pilot display. This 10-inch, high-resolution touchscreen works in conjunction with the On-Board Weighing app, which captures all load data via pressure and position sensors. While in operation, the operator can monitor the loading progress in realtime. The dynamic system measures the bucket load on-the-go to eliminate any disruption in workflow. Coloured bars help the operator visualize the tonnage currently in the loader’s bucket, tonnage already delivered, and tonnage that still needs to be delivered, while icons offer insight into why the weight is not locked properly. Additional updates include: • New interface simplifying daily calibration, with step-by-step guidance; • New view selector, letting operators see load data and the rear-view camera at the same time; • A-Z sorting function to make organizing lists such as work orders, customers and targets easier; and • New Android tethering function, allowing remote software downloads. Using Volvo Co-Pilot, the system feeds information to the CareTrack telematics system, giving the manager remote access to the machine’s data and performance to determine ways to improve productivity and lower costs. HEG

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new 95-ton hauler kicks off updates for volvo line New R100E is the flagship for first Volvobranded rigid haulers rolling out of the former Terex facility


he first rigid haulers in Volvo Construction Equipment history have rolled off the assembly line into the market, bringing plenty of hauling power and new technologies designed to fit the needs of customers looking for trucks to move large amounts of material in mines and elsewhere. Volvo acquired the Terex Trucks business in 2014, but until now the line has continued with the Terex branding. With the debut of the new truck offerings this past April at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland, it now offers customers a choice between articulated and rigid haulers of various sizes that are all sold and supported by Volvo dealers. “For nearly 70 years, the Volvo CE Motherwell facility has designed, manufactured and distributed rigid haulers,” said Paul Douglas, Volvo CE vice president of Rigid Haulers. “The combination of this experience, the technological and engineering resources of Volvo CE and the Volvo Group, and a wealth of market and customer knowledge has helped to bring the new Volvo rigid haulers to the market.” Guests at April’s launch of the new machines were able to see the newest trucks firsthand, including the 45-ton R45D, the 60-ton R60D, the 72-ton R70D and the new flagship of the line, the brand-new R100E. Based on the existing and well-proven Terex Trucks TR-series, development of the D-Series trucks followed an in-depth engineering review, which



ensured that the machines met standards expected from Volvo products in their target markets and segments. Improvements on the D-series trucks include greater visibility and safety systems, along with Volvo technical support and branding.

Completely new addition

Along with the updated D-series haulers, Volvo launched the brandnew R100E, which brings with it a number of new updates that are likely to find their way into the rest of the line over time. “The R100E combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technologies and a striking new design, all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfill the needs of today’s surface mining and quarrying customers,” Douglas said. In designing the new range of haulers, Volvo has targeted uptime and productivity throughout, with a design that promotes high component protection and longer life cycles, the company states. The trucks overall have a competitive power-to-weight ratio, effective gearing and weight distribution that gives tractive effort allowing the machines to traverse steep slopes with complete control. Those efforts were very much focused when it came to the R100E, Douglas noted, and the new machine bears many significant benefits because of it. “Powered by a fuel-efficient 1,075-


Above: Paul Douglas, vice president of Rigid Haulers, and Volvo CE President Melker Jernberg with one of the first Volvo-branded haulers to leave the Motherwell line. Below: The flagship Volvo R100E rigid hauler. hp engine, the robust R100E offers a low centre of gravity and is equipped with an expertly designed V-shaped body which delivers optimum load retention and minimal material carryback,” Douglas stated. “The newly designed chassis, which is guaranteed for 60,000 hours, has been extensively tested and proven in both bench and field testing.” Safety for the operator was kept in mind during the design process for the ROPS- and FOPS-certified cab, Douglas noted. “The cab has a large glass area providing excellent visibility. This is further improved by Volvo Smart View, a 360-degree surround view system,” he said. “The system uses multiple ultrawide-angle exterior-mounted cameras to provide a bird’s-eye-view of the machine and surrounding work area via the onboard display.” In addition, the R100E’s service points have been strategically grouped and designed to be reached from the ground and service platform, ensuring that maintenance is quick, easy and safe. Overall, the R100E provides mine and quarry operators a truck that has high capacity and hauling speed, efficient hydraulics and other features which will ensure that more material will move in less time. A number of customers have had the opportunity to field-test the R100E prior to its launch, and several were at

the launch in April. One, South Africa–based Trollope Mining Services, reported positive results from their tests. “The Volvo R100E is an impressive design that offers a good balance between productivity, fuel efficiency, comfort, ease of maintenance and safety,” said Sagrys De Villiers, site manager at the Manungu Colliery near Johannesburg. “We are sure that this truck will be a strong competitor in the rigid truck market in the future.” Workshop manager Danie van Niekerk agreed. “The R100E is capable of carrying an extra bucket pass compared to other 100-ton trucks being used on the site,” van Niekerk said. “This means more productivity for the mine, which is very valuable. Speed and acceleration of the hauler on inclines compares favourably against competitor machines, even when fully loaded and carrying more material.” While no announcements have been made regarding upcoming updates to other trucks in the rigid hauler line, Douglas suggested that Volvo is always looking to improve its offerings. “As with all products in the Volvo lineup, we have a process for regular improvements,” he said. “It is safe to say that the rigid hauler range is a product area that Volvo CE is excited and confident about, and updates are likely to come in the future.”

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2019 RAM 1500 CLASSIC AVAILABLE THROUGH 2018 Ram will offer both the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, known internally as the “DS” model, and the allnew 2019 Ram 1500 (“DT”) at its North American dealers through the 2018 calendar year. The Ram 1500 Classic boasts numerous features in areas most important to truck buyers. Impressive ride and handling is accomplished via a unique link-coil rear suspension system. Other features, such as RamBox bedside storage, hidden bins and a flat-load floor, offer unique solutions for cargo. New “Classic” badging is located on the fenders. The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic is available in three

cabs and three bed lengths: Regular Cab with 8-foot bed or 6-foot 4-inch bed, Quad Cab with 6-foot 4-inch bed, Crew Cab short bed (5 feet 7 inches) or Crew Cab with optional 6-foot 4-inch bed. Available in 4x2 or 4x4, other powertrain offerings include award-winning 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 or optional 5.7-litre HEMI V-8. The optional 3.0-litre V-6 EcoDiesel will be available at a later date. The Ram 1500 features a multi-link rear coil suspension. A coil-spring setup centralizes and absorbs bumps and impacts, while reducing the amount of friction in the spring system.


ENGINE PACKAGE ADDS FUEL EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS Mack Trucks has introduced the Mack MP8HE 13-litre engine and the Mack HE+ package for Mack Anthem models. Mack Anthem models spec’d with the MP8HE engine and HE+ package deliver up to a 9.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay designation. The Mack MP8HE engine employs Mack Energy Recovery Technology, which captures waste energy from the engine’s exhaust and converts it to mechanical energy that is delivered back to the engine crankshaft as additional torque. The HE+ package consists of a number of fuel-efficiency-enhancing features, including additional aero components that take the superior aerodynamic advantage of the Mack Anthem a step further. “By capturing and using waste energy from the exhaust, Mack’s Energy Recovery Technology allows the engine to run at lower RPM for less stress on components,” said Roy Horton, Mack Trucks director of product strategy.

The Mack MP8HE is available exclusively with the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission. Fully integrated with the engine, the mDRIVE contributes to overall efficiency by constantly monitoring speed, grade and load to identify ideal shift points and help ensure the truck is always in the right gear. The mDRIVE also enables the lower, downsped cruise RPM to take advantage of the extra torque provided by the Energy Recovery Technology.


BENDIX AIR DISCS STANDARD ON SEVERE SERVICE TRUCKS International Truck announced the standard availability of air disc brakes for the International HV Series and HX Series models. The HV507, HV607, HV513 and HV613 models and the HX515, HX520, HX615 and HX620 models now feature Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes as a standard offering. As part of International Truck’s commitment to providing safe and reliable trucks, the Bendix ADB22X disc brake from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC features a lightweight air disc brake design that allows for increased payload, helps reduce stopping distance considerably and extends brake system life. Rated for severe service, the ADB22X also offers the advantages of quicker pad replacement and longer pad life

Both the HV Series and HX Series are purpose-built to deliver uptime for a full range of severe service applications. Redesigned from the inside out, the HV Series interior was crafted with driver and body company feedback to ensure the most comfortable and productive environment possible, while the exterior continues with powerful styling. The HV Series features the intelligence of the Diamond Logic electrical system for the automation of tasks and interlocks to help protect both equipment and crew. Furthermore, both HV Series and HX Series trucks offer customers an incredibly versatile foundation for any configuration necessary to be productive at any job.


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For you, only the best tools make the cut. That’s why the 2018 Super Duty has been designed to be the undisputed HD champion: best-in-class for payload^ and towing*. And Super Duty is more than simply brute force. Innovations such as an available Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring system and available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) for the truck and trailer makes Super Duty the smartest way to work‡. Consider this HD reinvented. BEST-IN-CLASS MAX TOWING* 34,000 LBS






EXPLORE THE SUPER DUTY. FORD.CA/SUPERDUTY Vehicle may be shown with optional features. ^When properly equipped. Maximum payload of 7,630 lbs on F-350 DRW Regular Cab 4x2 with 6.2L gas engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. *When properly equipped. Maximum towing capacity of 34,000 lbs on F-450 4x2 with 6.7L diesel engine conguration. Class is Full-Size Heavy Duty Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. ‡Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. **Maximum diesel torque of 935 lb-ft with standard 6.7L V8 diesel engine 6-speed automatic transmission conguration. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. ^^Maximum gas torque of 430 lb-ft on with standard 6.2L V8 gas engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. ◊6000-series aluminum alloy. ‡‡F-Series is the best-selling line of pickup trucks in Canada for 52 years in a row, based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales report up to year-end 2017. ©2018 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.


Tow big or go home You don’t step into the 2018 Ford Super Duty, you step up to it. An absolute beast of a truck, it’s designed to challenge the laws of physics - outworking, outmuscling and out-towing the competition. No matter how tough your task… this truck has your name on it. Depend on the 2018 Super Duty to get the job done, and then some. It starts with a newly upgraded 6.7-litre Power Stroke V8 diesel engine offering best-in-class* 450 horsepower and 935 lb.-ft. of torque – also best in class. Super Duty continues as the heavy-duty champ, owning key capability claims in the segment including: horsepower, torque, gooseneck towing, conventional towing and payload. Best-in-Class^ Towing You’ll get best-in-class^ towing with a maximum gooseneck towing of 34,000 lbs. and a conventional towing maximum capacity of 21,000 lbs. (capabil-

ities higher than any other heavy-duty pickup). So if you’re looking to tow big, call on the best. Best-in-Class** Payload This truck’s 7,630-lb. maximum payload rating is also best-in-class**. When the Super Duty went to a military grade‡ aluminum alloy bed and body paired with a high strength steel frame, the net weight saving‡‡ went into its frame, leaf springs, trailer hitch, rear axles and transfer case, while also coming out up to 24 times stiffer than the outgoing model. This truck doesn’t buckle to even the heaviest payloads. Available Class-Exclusive Trailer Reverse Guidance System† The Ford Super Duty is the only heavyduty truck in its class to offer an avail-

able Trailer Reverse Guidance System† to increase its sightlines. Visibility is enhanced via cameras in the side view mirrors and visual guides in the centre dash screen, giving you a clear rear view of where the trailer is going. And with a customer-placed rear trailer camera that seamlessly integrates into the centre stack screen, it turns reversing a trailer from an exercise in futility into an exercise in precision. The 2018 Super Duty. Works as hard as you do, and then some.

Vehicle may be shown with optional features. ^^ Most capable based on best-in-class horsepower, torque, towing payload and GCWR when properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. * When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. ^ When properly equipped. Maximum gooseneck towing capacity of 34,000 lbs. on F-450 4x2 with 6.7L diesel engine configuration. Maximum conventional towing capacity of 21,000 lbs. on F-350/F-450 DRW with 6.7L diesel engine. Class is Full-Size Heavy Duty Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. ** When properly equipped. Maximum payload of 7,630 lbs. on F-350 DRW Regular Cab 4x2 with 6.2L gas engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. ‡ 6000-series aluminum alloy. ‡‡ up to 350 lbs, † Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. ©2018 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.


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roads, underground and beyond

The new John Deere 345G LC handles a wide range of construction


he lauch of the new John Deere 345G LC reduced-tailswing excavator was a highlight of a recent event for the trade press. In brief, it has increased lift capacity, more reach, deeper dig depth and greater breakout forces than the 245G LC. It provides Deere’s customers with another option in the 33- to 40-metric-ton size class – an ideal size for work in roadbuilding and underground construction, while also being well-suited to building construction, landscaping and site development applications. In particular, Jonathan Spendlove, excavator product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry, noted that, “As infrastructure projects across North America increase, there’s a desire for larger, more powerful reduced tail swing excavators to traverse tight jobsites. The ability for our customers to swing a machine and not have the counterweight extend into an

additional lane of traffic or bump into a tree is an equipment trait they are considering when looking at options like the 345G LC.” The 345G LC boasts a 249-hp (186kW) Tier 4 Final diesel engine with no diesel particulate filter (DPF) aftertreatment. A three-pump hydraulic system provides generous hydraulic flow for fast cycle times, greater flow for attachments and larger efficiency for improved fuel economy. An optional, factory-installed auxiliary hydraulic package enables the excavator to have the extra hydraulic flow to power larger attachments, like couplers and hammers. The 345G LC uses side-by-side cooling cores for maximum cooling efficiency and easy cleaning. This means less downtime to clean debris and less overheating. Like its G-Series excavator brethren, the 345G LC includes a spacious, comfortable cab and easy-to-use, enhanced LCD monitors. A simple turn-and-tap

Top: John Deere 345G LC is put through its paces at trade press event. Above: The spacious cab has an enhanced, easy-to-use LCD monitor. Left: Quick access to engine compartment makes daily checks and servicing easier. of the rotary dial allows operators to select work mode, access operating info, check maintenance intervals, source diagnostic codes, adjust cab temperature and tune the radio. The cab includes a comfortable, fabric-covered adjustable suspension seat with ample legroom.

The wide expanse of front and side glass, narrow front cab posts, large tinted overhead hatch and numerous mirrors provide all-around visibility. A standard rearview camera improves visibility to the rear of the machine.





Operating Weight

36,645 kg (80,788 pounds)

Net Peak Power

186 kW (249 hp) @ 1,900 rpm

Maximum Digging Depth

7.57 m (24 ft 10 in)

Tail swing Radius

2,090 mm (6 ft 10 in)

Dump Height – Mono Boom

8,670 mm (28 ft 5 in)

Ground Level Reach – Mono Boom

9,620 mm (31 ft 7 in)

HEAVY HAUL’S HEAVY HITTERS Introducing the new Volvo VNX

The new Volvo VNX is designed to deliver the power and durability you need to handle extreme jobs. Available with up to 605 hp and 2,050 lb-ft. of torque and a GVWR of 225,000 lbs. The VNX features enhanced axle and suspension packages, plus rugged bumper construction and wider tires perfect for the largest payloads. Learn more at VNX.volvotrucks.ca



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Cat raises performance, lowers costs and advances safe operation in design of new 24 Motor Grader


otor graders working at mines need to be tough. The new Cat 24 Motor Grader is exactly that – and much more. It is specifically built to deliver high performance for the construction and maintenance of mine roads in order to improve mining truck efficiency. Thus, it plays an important role in keeping the mine running smoothly and costs down. The 24 builds on the strong heritage of the M Series Motor Graders. It is equipped with a 7.3-m-wide (24foot) moldboard and is applicationmatched for medium to large mines running trucks over 180 tonnes (200 tons) payload. An innovative, modular design means components can be removed and installed more quickly and easily, in some cases up to 70 percent faster when compared to the 24M. Standard Cat GRADE with Cross Slope improves operator productivity and haul road quality, which lowers truck tire

wear, decreases rolling resistance and reduces premature tire failure. The new motor grader features optimized weight balance and 15 percent more low-end torque compared to the Cat 24M. These features improve traction and help maintain consistent ground speed, especially when carrying a large load on the moldboard, working on grade or turning under load. An 11 percent increase in machine weight provides additional blade down pressure and tractive force to increase blading performance, while the Consistent Power-to-the-Ground technology controls engine power levels to offset cooling fan losses, allowing the motor grader to deliver optimum performance at all times.

Designed for easier servicing and lower operating costs

Cat says that their C27 engine prolongs target rebuild life by 33 percent over the C18 engine. They add that the new 533-mm (21-inch), 6-speed planet-

QUICK SPECS – CATERPILLAR 24 MOTOR GRADER Net power (ISO 9249) 399-518 kW (535-694 hp) Operating weight

73,344 kg (161,695 pounds)*

Moldboard width

7.3 m (24 feet)


Automatic, Electronic, Power Shift

Gear ranges

6 forward/3 reverse

Top speed

41.9 km/h (26 mph) forward; 41.2 km/h (25.6 mph) reverse *Typically equipped unit

ary transmission and improved rear axle bevel gear and final drive extend lower powertrain service life by up to 33 percent, substantially lowering service costs. Cat has used a modular design for the 24, which reduces downtime associated with the removal and installation of main components. For example, the transmission can now be removed up to 70 percent faster than on the 24M. Maintenance intervals for the transmission, hydraulic filter and engine

air filter, as well as service life for the transmission and rear-axle fluids, have been doubled, significantly reducing service time and costs. New front axle hose routings and guards protect steering components from external hazards and improve front-axle durability and reliability. A standard transmission guard protects the drop box, while gear-slip detection protects the transmission by locking the gear out when slip is monitored. A standard fluid service centre al-

The comfortable cab provides the operator with superb visibility (left) and includes a rear camera view on the monitor (right). Optional side- and front-view cameras are also available. 28



lows for fluid filling and extraction from one convenient ground level location and all the filters are stacked in a centralized location for better access.


The Cat 24 features 15 strategically located tie-off points to protect service technicians when performing certain service operations. In addition to standard mini-platforms, walkways, grab handles and non-slip steps, are available. Cat’s Working at Heights package includes stable, secure handrails and handholds for greater safety when working around the engine. An important feature for mining equipment is fire suppression and the 24 is ready for easy mounting and accommodation of most fire suppression systems. Additionally, a fire suppression system is available as an option. Good visibility is vital on busy mining roads and besides a standard rearview camera, Cat offers forward and side cameras as options. Even the operator’s seatbelt has received attention with an indicator that provides visual and audible alerts when the seatbelt is unfastened, and reports the event to the office.

Maintenance access is well organized (left) and the walkway is spacious (right).

Technologies, power and control

The Cat 24 includes the latest technologies to protect the machine from potential operating or maintenance issues including engine underspeed/ overspeed, transmission slip detect, articulation eStop, implements lockout and fluid monitoring. Prior to starting, the machine performs a diagnostic of the coolant, engine and hydraulic oil levels and gives the “okay to start.” While operating, the machine automatically monitors and alerts the operator of critically low fluid levels. The Cat 24 is also MineStar ready, and comes standard with Cat VIMS and Product Link Elite, which delivers advanced machine operation reporting through VisionLink. The Cat C27 ACERT engine powering the new 24 motor grader offers a net power range from 399 to 518 kW (535 to 694 hp) and provides a 15 percent low-end torque improvement over the 24M. Two configurations are available to satisfy most global emission standards – U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV for stringent emission standards, and Tier 2/Stage II for less regulated countries – both offering full-power performance at maximum altitudes of 3,048 m (10,000 feet) and 4,572 m (15,000 feet), respectively. The automatic power shift transmission uses the Cat Advanced Electronic Control Strategy (APECS) for smooth shifting, extended component life and improved operator comfort. Two electro-hydraulic joysticks reduce hand and wrist movements by up to 78 percent over conventional lever controls, further improving operator comfort and productivity. The new touchscreen information display and keypad replace most of the threeposition switches of the 24M design, providing more efficient control.


“Using and understanding the new product technology, available from Komatsu for our business, made me apprehensive at first. But our dealer and their technical support have worked with us to help us make the tech work for our needs. I am seeing the benefits now. I’m on board and love it!”

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KomatsU wheel loader hits the sweet spot for multiple applications


omatsu has hit a home run with the new WA480-8 wheel loader, wrapping higher production, less fuel burn, better comfort and easier servicing in a package that hits the sweet spot for use in multiple applications. According to Craig McGinnis, product marketing manager, Komatsu America, “The WA480-8 is the perfect tool for quarry, infrastructure and

non-residential construction applications.” It loads on-highway trucks and hoppers in three passes. The Advanced Joystick Steering System (AJSS) eliminates the steering wheel and, with it, a major cause of operator fatigue. It also improves forward visibility while allowing the machine to operate at full speed. The WA480-8 is powered by a 299-hp, 11-litre Tier 4 Final engine

which uses up to 20 percent less fuel, while reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) by more than 80 percent, compared to previous Tier 3 model. More than 95 percent of Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) regeneration is performed passively, with no action required of the operator and no interference with machine operation. SmartLoader Logic, combined with the lockup torque converter that acti-


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vates in second, third and fourth gear, provides optimal engine torque for improved acceleration, hill-climbing ability, a higher top speed and fuel savings. An integrated load meter system – available on two-lever, two-valve machine configurations – displays data on the cab monitor and remotely via KOMTRAX telematics. Buttons integrated into the machine work levers are used to activate load sub-total and cancel functions. An optional printer allows operators to print bucket and truck weights based on load meter data. The latest version of KOMTRAX telematics provides key machine metrics, including KDPF status, DEF level and fuel consumption, plus performance information collected and sorted by operator ID. A new bucket design improves the WA480-8’s productivity by almost eight percent compared to the previous model. Generous curves on the side wall and wrap improve pile penetration, make it easy to fill the bucket, and improve material retention in carry operations. In addition, the new auto dig system controls bucket tilt and lifting by sensing pressure applied to the work equipment, which can reduce operator fatigue and optimize bucket load.

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INDUSTRY’S FIRST SIMULATION-BASED CRANE SIGNALLER TRAINING SOLUTION The Signaller Training Station is a simulation-based solution that CM Labs says is the only one of its kind in the industry. Designed to work in conjunction with CM Labs’ Vortex Trainer and Advantage simulators, the Signaller Training Station allows trainers to simultaneously engage multiple students in a single exercise. While one apprentice operates a virtual crane via the Vortex simulator, another uses the Signaller Training Station to provide guidance. The trainee signaller can move around a realistically simulated worksite to inspect the lifting area, identify potential hazards, gain a clear view of all site activity, and provide hand signals to direct the crane operator via webcam and picture-in-picture display. Together, trainees either fail as a team or succeed as a team. The result, says CM Labs, is new operators that are simply better prepared for any worksite, as they are learning critical skills before engaging with real cranes. “From job planning to after-action review, collaborative learning builds effective teams,” said Lisa Barbieri, CM Labs’ VP Marketing. “CM Labs’ new cooperative signaller station allows novice operators to train for effective teamwork and communications in a realistic and wholly risk-free environment.” Embedding the trainee signaller in a working simulation increases trainee engagement and motivation,

she adds, making this an extremely effective platform to learn correct signaller and load positioning, proper hand signals, optimal lines of sight, and safe direction of lift operations. Additionally, instructors can monitor the entire operation via an Instructor Operating Station that provides scoring and reporting capabilities, as well as the ability to introduce challenges such as equipment malfunctions or weather events, at any time.

The Signaller Training Station is designed for use with all CM Labs crane operator training packs, including packs for flat-top and luffing tower cranes, rough-terrain mobile cranes, and crawler cranes. CM Labs’ signaller station not only reduces training costs by having team members train in tandem, reducing demands on instructors – it also makes it possible for organizations to train operators in ways that may be too risky or expensive to replicate in real life.


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SIMPLE SETUP ALLOWS HOISTCAM CAMERAS TO BE SELF-INSTALLED HoistCam, a rapidly deployable wireless camera system, places the eyes of the crane operator anywhere on the job. The HoistCam platform suite provides optional remote monitoring, recording and management analytics reporting to operators and site supervisors. Netarus recently launched a series of videos to complement its online support system and knowledge base of frequently asked questions. Topics include system startup instructions for HoistCam HC140, HC180, HC190 and WinchCam. Other videos dive deeper into mounting the monitor, setting up the MDVR for HoistCam Director, and troubleshooting Pan-Tilt-Zoom. Easy installation reduces costs and enables customers to deploy cameras on their schedule, rather than having to arrange for a service technician. In addition, it makes it easier for cameras to be moved from one piece of equipment to another.



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The new V-EDGE series of leading edge fall protection simplifies SRL selection for workers as they are designed specifically for overhead and foot-level tie off – and where leading edge hazards are a concern. The V-EDGE SRLs are available in an 8-foot (2.4-metre) galvanized cable unit, and also MSA’s first-ever web unit for leading edge. MSA’s patent-pending FibreShield web technology now provides a lighter weight solution for leading edge applications. For longer lengths, the V-EDGE is also available in a 20-foot (6-metre) SRL. Certified to ANSI Z359.14 – 2014 Leading Edge requirements, the V-EDGE series delivers improved features, increased comfort and a more durable product.





Large vehicles and mobile plant machinery can be difficult to operate safely. Restricted views and multiple complex blind spots mean drivers cannot always see hazards or spot pedestrians – especially in elevated driver positions. Meanwhile, difficult working conditions, hazardous terrain and inclement weather can exacerbate the issue. Technology, such as backup camera systems, is playing a crucial role in improving safety and, while not a new concept, the need for tailored and cost-effective solutions to meet complex requirements has become more widespread. In 2017, Brigade Electronics sought to tackle the issue. Henry Morgan, CEO at Brigade Canada, said, “Safety on site is paramount and eliminating vehicle blind spots using radars is one of the most effective ways to prevent collisions. However, single radars don’t always provide the detection needed and multiple radars with

numerous displays are difficult to manage and distracting for drivers. We wanted to address this.” The result was Backsense Network Radar. Morgan continued, “It allows you to link up to eight sensors to cover all blind spots around a machine, providing object detection via CAN gateway to display data on control panels on the vehicle. Each connected radar sensor is allocated a unique ID and will transmit data for up to eight objects using Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW), to minimize false alerts. Objects can be detected up to 30 metres away at a width of 10 metres within less than half a second, even in harsh conditions. “Backsense Network Radar is highly configurable and flexible, meaning safety is greatly enhanced and can be tailored to vehicles without the need for numerous monitors.”

Durable electronic tags scanned into Honeywell Safety Suite software can connect virtually all existing worker safety gear to monitor usage, simplify compliance and improve inventory management. This new Connected Worker solution uses Honeywell’s ultra-high frequency radio identification (RFID) tags that can be attached to any safety equipment and are designed to withstand the tough conditions characteristic of many commercial work sites. The tags can be scanned directly into Honeywell Safety Suite software, which means equipment can be tracked for usage, maintenance and training, resulting in better, money-saving inventory management decisions and compliance reporting. Hard hats, fall protection gear, gloves, ladders and fire extinguishers can all be connected and tracked with this cloudbased software. Three types of tags are available to cover the broadest range of worker tools, safety devices and personal protective equipment: a tag that adheres to various flat, non-metallic surfaces; one that can be mounted to metallic sur-

faces; and a sealed, rigid RFID tag that can be attached even to devices with irregular or odd-sized surfaces. When equipment is scanned into Honeywell Safety Suite, safety managers can track and manage their inventory of PPE, making sure it is tested on schedule or repaired or replaced as needed, reducing the frequency of equipment failure or non-compliance. The data pulled from the tag can be compiled automatically into reports, thus eliminating time-consuming manual audits and data logs. The ultrahigh frequency RFID tags also enable longer-range scans, helping speed up and simplify scanning of multiple devices and workers.


COOLING GEAR TO BEAT THE HEAT ON THE JOBSITE Allegro offers a line of cooling products to help workers stay comfortable and productive in hot environments. The Allegro Vortex Cooling or Heating Vest delivers constant and adjustable cooling or heating. The Flame Retardant Low Profile Vortex Cooling Vest may be connected to any clean compressed air source and may be worn under protective clothing; the Standard Vest for Cooling Inserts is ideal to wear under HazMat suits; the Standard Cooling Vest and Economy Poncho Cooling Vest may be soaked in cold water to provide all-day comfort. Vests are durable, breathable, lightweight, and available in a variety of safety colours. Other Cooling Products include Cool Offs, the Deluxe Neck Cooling Wrap with adjustable hook and loop closures, and two styles of Cooling Neck Shades. The Hard Hat Cooling Liner and Cooling Skull Cap attaches with an elastic hook and loop closure. Cooling Beanies can be worn alone or under a hat.


CONFINED SPACE TRAINING VISTA’s Confined Space in Construction DVD helps contractors meet the OSHA 2015 New Final Rule to Protect Construction Workers in Confined Spaces. Produced in conjunction with the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), this video covers working safely in confined spaces in construction industry. Topics covered are for the entire excavation crew – not just those entering a confined space. According to VISTA, many customers have told the company that they have experienced people who can teach operation and safety topics, but what they often lack is the time to gather and organize the necessary information and develop professional-quality training materials. This Confined Space for Construction DVD video helps organizations conduct confined space training sessions with topics that include: • Confined space overview, • Identifying confined spaces, • Identifying confined space hazards, • Excavation crew topics, • Duties of confined space entry team, • and much more. JULY/AUGUST 2018

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Technology Takes Lift safe to new heights

By Ian McGregor, Director of Product Safety, Skyjack Inc.


perator training standards for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) continue to evolve as incident data is reviewed, operators become more technologically savvy and machines become more sophisticated. Right now, North America is preparing for the impending ANSI A92.24 standard, following on the heels of CSA’s new B354.8. Both will bring North American standards more in line with international regulations. One of the more notable items coming into place with ANSI A92.24 training standard is that training must now be extended beyond operators to others involved with access equipment on a jobsite. This includes personnel in the platform, but not operating the platform, i.e. occupants. Occupants will be required to understand how to work safely with access equipment and how to complete emergency protocols if required. Additionally, supervisors are required to receive training in machine selection, rules and requirements for the use of access equipment, hazard identification and prevention, and the 34


use of the operating manual(s). Qualified trainers must also be experienced with the specific class of MEWP they’re delivering training on and must deliver that training in a manner the trainee can understand.

New machines

Impending changes to standards not only affect training, but the design of machines as well. ANSI A92.20 will bring active load sensing requirements to much of the mobile access equipment in North America. While this seems like a drastic change for operators, it is not new to manufacturers. For example, load sensing has been active on Skyjack equipment in international markets for more than a decade. For Skyjack equipment, the addition of load sensing technology means incorporating a combination of scissor stack angle sensors and pressure transducers on scissor lifts, and installing load cells to measure platform loads on boom products. Both of these designs will disable regular lift functions if overloaded, but maintain all emergency lowering controls to safely bring the platform to the ground, if necessary.


New technology

Digital aspects of operator training have been present in the industry for some time now. IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) offers Elearning theory courses, which makes it increasingly more flexible for future operators to get the required knowledge they need prior to their practical exam.

These online modules are beneficial as they offer interactive components to ensure the trainee remains engaged. An example of a new development in operator training is a virtual reality simulator to bring operator training directly to trainees – wherever they are – developed by Edmonton-based tech company Serious Labs in part-


a state for safe operation and helps the owner understand the state their equipment is in for ongoing maintenance. A way of streamlining the daily pre-check process for the operator is through the use of technology on jobsites. In the case of Skyjack, the new ELEVATE telematics solution provides step-by-step prompts for pre-checks based on the machine being operated on. This guide is aimed at eliminating missed checkpoints and ensuring that owners and rental companies have the opportunity to receive information on their machines in real time, which in turn helps reduce future issues. ELEVATE also gives the option of restricting access using an ID keypad. Only operators who have been trained and familiarized on equipment will be given an access code, which helps control who is operating what while on site. Going beyond pre-checks, the presence of an OEM-delivered telematics solution on-site means rental companies are getting mission control data in real time. Patterns on battery usage, lift time, and time spent idle are all delivered directly to the rental company. This helps their service team remotely diagnose issues and get solutions back to the jobsite, safely and efficiently.

Smart machines

Above: Trainee receiving operator training on SJ46 AJ articulating boom. Left: Trainer identifying where the trainee can find the serial plate on Skyjack’s SJ6832 RT.

nership with Skyjack. This virtual reality simulator gives trainees the realistic feeling of actually being on a scissor lift or boom, as the platform moves with the operator while they go through different functions. This simulator was designed with assistance from Skyjack in order to give Serious Labs insight into the inner workings of aerial equipment. It’s this insight, and the pairing of sensory feedback along with audio and visual aspects of Serious Labs’ simulator, that sets it apart.


The work put in by standards committees, OEMs and owners to provide a safe working environment still needs to be aided by the operator abiding by proper safety protocols on site. Ensuring that operators are completing their daily pre-checks before using the machine, and reporting any non-conformities keeps the machine in

Incorporating safety features into the machine’s design also helps contribute to a safe jobsite. An example is Skyjack’s concept sensor Platform Proximity Alert (PPA) which is designed to reduce potential collision and unexpected interference from overhead obstructions. When the ultrasonic wave detects objects above the platform while it’s being raised, it alerts the operator of the obstruction. While this is still in its conceptual stage, a prototype was unveiled early 2018 and, once finalized, will be an additional method to reduce potential entrapment. Another change to Skyjack machines that will be rolled out with the new ANSI-compliant equipment is redesigned emergency functions. Skyjack’s new DC scissor emergency lowering system will move to a single switch operation, which simplifies the process for operators while maintaining the integrity of the safety system functionality.

Machine modifications for rental companies

Machines sometimes require modification after production to ensure the best possible results for rental companies. In order to help ensure that these modifications are completed, it is important that OEMs send out Service Bulletins, as Skyjack does, communicating what the updates are, when and how they need to be completed, as well as where you can go to find more information. These modifications may contain safety, or non-safety related information. Skyjack makes it easy to find out what a machine needs simply by looking up a serial number. This easy process cuts through the clutter

Above: Trainer and trainee inspecting SJ6832 RT after being lifted using ground controls. Below: Sample placement of Skyjack’s ELEVATE access control keypad on the new SJ4740.


and helps rental companies ensure the machine has all of the manufacturerrequired modifications completed. Service bulletins available on a website are useful; Skyjack offers this along with other communications about machine maintenance such as Service Advisories and Tech Tips.

Teams and technology

Ensuring all appropriate team members are trained by an accredited organization helps provide consistency and compliance with the relevant industry standards, while incorporating technology in day-to-day practices not only provides the opportunity to track issues in real time, but also to operate more efficiently. JULY/AUGUST 2018

OEMs can help organizations such as the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) collect as much data they need. It’s only through this collective data that they can identify trends within the industry and work together with industry leaders to find solutions. IPAF encourages its members to uphold professionalism within the industry and encourages their members, including Skyjack, to report data on incidents involving their machines. This helps IPAF anonymously catalogue incidents across the industry and track trends pertaining to safe and unsafe use. According to one report, “the fatal injury rate (FIR) for Mobile access equipment declined in 2016, despite the fact that the total MEWP rental fleet and number of rental days worldwide increased significantly over the same period.” The IPAF training program, in compliance with ISO Standard 18878, helps set a standard throughout the industry and provides successful trainees an internationally recognized Powered Access License (PAL) Card, safety guide, log book, and certificate. This program is wildly recognized and taught in third party certified training centres across the globe. A list of IPAF authorized training centres can be found on ipaf.org.

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12,000-POUND TELEHANDLER WITH NO DEF, NO DPF AND NO OTHER AFTERTREATMENT The 512-56 Loadall telescopic handler is now available with a 74-hp JCB EcoMAX engine. JCB says that this makes it the world’s first 12,000-pound telehandler that requires no diesel particulate filter, no diesel exhaust fluid and no other engine aftertreatment. The telehandler uses the proven high-torque, 74-hp JCB EcoMAX engine from the company’s 510-56 telehandler, with enhancements to achieve 14 percent more available power and an 11 percent increase in power-toweight ratio. “The 74-hp version of the 512-56 Loadall is the perfect machine for rental operations and large construction projects. It is the only machine on the market that can offer such impressive lift height and capacity without the operating costs and hassle of engine aftertreatment and regeneration,” said Andrea Whelan, vice president for direct sales at JCB North America. “And with JCB telehandlers commanding the highest resale values on the market, the 512-56 Loadall telehandler has the potential to boost profits and productivity, especially for fleet buyers.” The 512-56 Loadall features JCB’s unique Upressed steel boom that requires fewer welds and results in fewer stress points, further enhancing

the strength and durability of the machine. Also unique to JCB Loadall telehandlers are the 500hour extended service intervals and simplified maintenance procedures, with all daily checks

performed at ground level. Maintenance planning is enhanced by JCB’s available LiveLink telematics system, which provides machine status information to remote devices.




POWER CUTTER WITH LOW WEIGHT FOR COMFORTABLE HANDLING The K 770 power cutter has a 74cc engine, massive torque, and offers 5-inch (125-mm) cutting depth and the efficiency of blade choice. The K 770 has a high power-to-weight ratio. The design increases the exactness and the force of the cut, while the low weight and the vibrationdamped chassis ensure comfortable handling during long, productive work shifts. The spring-loaded, semi-automatic SmartTension technology makes it easy to ensure that the drive belt always has the correct tension, ensuring optimal power transmission as well as maximum life of the belt. The new heavy-duty cutting arm with three-bolt joint guarantees longevity and durability in all conditions. The Power Cutter User Guide, a digital hub containing instructional videos, know-how and educational material, will help both experienced as well as first time users use the power cutter safely and efficiently.





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Two of Engcon’s products – the GRD, a detachable grab cassette, and the SWD, a detachable brush sweeper – can be retrofitted entirely without hoses. The modular hose-free design provides simplicity and an uncluttered quick hitch. Because the block is directly attached without the need for hose runs, retrofitting Engcon’s ECOil automatic oil connection system has become easy. Engcon has also developed a new high-flow swivel that allows hydraulic flows up to 200 L/min. This is achieved by directly feeding the hydraulic function without first passing it through the tiltrotator valves. The new high-flow swivel has a separate leakage oil channel, which makes it possible to drive leakage oil via the tiltrotator. The hoseless modular system was designed jointly with technology consultants, end users and Engcon’s in-house R&D department. A key requirement was for it to be easy to retrofit EC-Oil, Engcon’s automatic oil connection system that allows the excavator operator to remain in the cab while connecting hydraulic tools.


LIUGONG’S FIRST ZERO-TAIL-SWING COMPACT EXCAVATOR FOR NORTH AMERICA LiuGong North America’s compact 9035EZTS excavator is its first zero-tail-swing model in the 3.5-metric-ton class. It is ideal for utilities work, residential construction and other applications benefitting from a mini excavator’s compact size, ease of transportation and lower cost of operation. With an operating weight of 8,510 pounds, the 9035EZTS tows easily behind a standard pickup truck. Its 0.14-cubic-yard bucket with 5-foot 7-inch arm reaches digging depths of 11 feet 3 inches. Maximum ground level reach is 18 feet 9 inches. Model features include a mechanical quick-coupler connecting system that allows operators to easily swap between bucket and attachments. Zero tail swing means the rig stays completely within its own 6-foot 11-inch by 5-foot 7-inch footprint, allowing operators to work right up against buildings, trees and other barriers. It can also save contractors the expense of shutting down a lane of traffic while working on or along roads and highways. The 9035EZTS achieved its zero-tail-swing design without compromising cab room or serviceability from its engine and hydraulics placement. It features a full-sized, ROPS-certified cab available in both open and fully enclosed, climatecontrolled options. All 9035EZTS machines feature systems and components that are immediately familiar to the North American market, ensuring high part availability and coastto-coast serviceability. The 24.4-hp, Yanmar Tier 4 Final engine provides the optimum combination of ample power with low fuel consumption, offering high productivity with low operating cost. Robust Kawasaki hydraulics ensure reliable performance and minimize the risk of unscheduled maintenance downtime. A strong, straight blade with blade float comes standard on all 9035EZTS excavators. The is a built-in tool for ground finishing and smoothing over backfilled trenches. It also lowers the machine’s centre of gravity for secure travel over uneven terrain, and operators can set the blade for additional stability during excavation. Rubber tracks and compact size with low, widely distributed ground pressure greatly reduce the risk of marring a newly paved surface or sensitive ground. Steel tracks are available as an option.



The small-frame, 4,175-pound RT-40 Posi-Track loader is ideal for the rental market or contractors working in tight spaces. It has a turbocharged 37.5-hp Tier 4 Final Kubota diesel engine. The 1.8-litre displacement engine produces 84.5 footpounds of torque and requires no regeneration, exhaust sensors or DEF. It features a rated operating capacity of 931 pounds and a tipping load of 2,660 pounds. The loader is 48.3 inches wide and has an 8.4-foot lift height. It travels up to 7.1 mph. Variable auxiliary hydraulic flow comes standard. The system operates efficiently and at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate with a 13.3 gpm pump capacity and 3,000 psi system pressure. The RT-40 offers a 10.8-inch ground clearance, which ASV says is higher than any walk-behind or stand-on loader, plus many larger machines. The purposebuilt chassis also provides a 44-degree departure angle, decreasing the risk of the machine getting stuck when starting to climb a steep hill. ASV says that Posi-Track loaders feature as many as four times more ground contact points in their tracks than steel-embedded models. The RT-40, which contains 12 contact points, has a ground pressure of 3.5 psi. This means more flotation and traction on steep, slippery and wet ground, giving contractors greater control and better pushing capabilities. JULY/AUGUST 2018

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REAR CAMERA KIT The Rear Camera Kit is an available option for Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loaders. The kit includes a 4.3-inch LCD colour monitor with an LED backlit screen, wiring harness, mounts and a tailgate-mounted camera that offers a 118-degree horizontal viewing angle and an 89-degree vertical viewing angle. Multiple screen and camera settings enhance the display image for optimal viewing in varying light conditions. The system is integrated into the loader, activated when the ignition is turned on, and runs continuously as the loader moves in forward and reverse. The camera and display are shock- and vibration-resistant, and the kit provides heavyduty metal housing and a rubber backlit keypad to protect components from hazards. An anti-glare, scratch-resistant screen gives operators an optimal display image. The system is rated for both dust and water exposure, and the camera’s internal heaters remove condensation, snow and ice from the lens.


EXTENDO TELEHANDLER WITH N STIHL TS 440 Cut-Off Saw for Specialized Application

WORLD’S FIRST CUT-OFF MACHINE WITH WHEEL BRAKE TECHNOLOGY The STIHL TS 440 cut-off machine with extended guard adjustment is the perfect choice for limited access cuts. It is designed to allow extended guard adjustability so that the cutting wheel is exposed at the top – ideal when traditional guard positions limit access such as the undersides of pipes in a trench where the ability to excavate is limited. This expanded guard adjustability is made possible by the world-first STIHL Quickstop® sensor-activated wheel brake technology capable of stopping the rotation of the cutting wheel in fractions of a second if kickback occurs. The STIHL TS 440 is particularly appropriate for specialized cutting tasks in confined spaces – whether concrete, metal, cast iron or stone.

TS 440

• Thanks to a two-stage belt drive, users can apply a higher feed force while reducing the chance of slowing the engine • Consumes up to 20% less fuel and 70% fewer emissions compared with similarly powered STIHL two-stroke engines without 2-MIX technology • Electronically controlled water supply binds dust and reduces water consumption • Equipped with the ElastoStart™ handle – a built-in shock absorber for smoother starting

66.7 cc 3.2 kW 11.1 kg/24.5 lb 14”/350 mm 4.9”/125 mm

Displacement Power Output Weight † Max. Wheel Size Max. Cutting Depth

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The Extendo 944X is powered by a 74-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 Final diesel engine that features a DOC muffler and requires no DEF. Mounted on a side pod, the engine offers easy service access while allowing excellent curbside visibility and ground clearance of 18 inches. A 117-hp option is available. With its newly designed boom, the 944X offers maximum lift capacity of 9,000 pounds, max forward reach of 30 feet, and max lift height of 44 feet 6 inches. With formed boom plates, the structure offers greater strength while reducing weight. The design also minimizes boom deflection for better control and accuracy when placing loads. Boom overlap has been nearly doubled from previous models to provide smoother operation and reduce contact forces on wear pads. A single extension chain eliminates the need to balance dual chains. Another new introduction is fastener-less wear pads for simplified service. Pettibone’s leading hydraulics continue to deliver exceptional controllability and overall operating feel, while enhancing efficiency and cycle speeds. Cylinder cushioning has been introduced to dampen the end of strokes – both extending and retracting – to avoid the wear-andtear of hard, jarring stops, while also helping prevent the potential spilling of a load. The telehandler also uses a single lift cylinder that improves operator sight lines, and has twin


WALK-BEHIND TRENCHER DIGS UP TO 24 INCHES The C12X walk-behind trencher has a compact frame and a powerful 12-hp engine. It offers a digging depth of up to 24 inches. Designed with an exclusive, patented CX track system with a longer rightside track, the unit increases jobsite traction and production. The tighter design also improves versatility, allowing the machines to maneuver in confined spaces, and easily fits on a variety of trailer options. The C12X trencher features responsive, easy-touch ergonomic controls, enhancing machine responsiveness and reducing operator fatigue. A simple, open design provides greater service accessibility and eliminates daily grease points to improve reliability and provide more uptime. The machine is equipped with the Ditch Witch 35K digging system for reduced maintenance, increased durability and optimized production.



non-tensioned hydraulic lines for tilt and auxiliary plumbing. Drivetrain and axles have been optimized for greater tractive effort with minimal tradeoff on top end speed. Built for use on rough terrain, the unit offers full-time 4-wheeldrive with limited-slip front axle differential. Tight steer angle capability provides an efficient turning radius of 14 feet 1 inch. The Dana Powershift transmission offers three speeds forward and reverse. The Extendo operator cab maintains Pettibone’s ergonomic seat, pedal, joystick and steering wheel positions, while optimizing line of sight in all directions. A new analog/ LCD gauge cluster comes standard. An optional 7-inch digital display with integrated back-up camera is also available. The cab also offers enhanced climate control, flat bolt-in glass, split door design, openable rear window, USB accessory plug, lockable storage under the seat, and waterresistant components for easy interior washdown. All-steel fuel and hydraulic tanks are built to resist damage. The 30-gallon fuel tank offers ample volume for a full day’s work, and the lockable fuelfill is in a clean, accessible location. Other features include non-tensioned boom hoses, split-system electrical circuit panels, a 12-volt accessory plug in the engine bay, and heavy-duty bright LED lighting. Additional options include a sling hook for additional load security and a wide variety of attachments.

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The true impact of

engine idling By Brian Humphrey

Heavy-duty fleet owners can benefit from improved equipment reliability and reduced unplanned downtime by limiting idling with stop-and-start technology and by using a high-quality, heavy-duty engine lubricant and oil analysis program.





ccording to Komatsu, construction and mining machinery idles on average 40 percent of the time. This can have a hidden and often overlooked impact on engines. If this time is included in the machine’s “life hours,” idling can significantly reduce resale value and consume warranty coverage, even if the machine is not actually working for all these hours. Excessive idling (over 10 percent of operating hours) reduces engine load and this has a detrimental impact on engine oil. It increases the likelihood that oil temperatures will drop below 100 degrees Celsius. This can lead to an accumulation of water and increased formation of acids in the engine oil, lower viscosity and increase the risk of fuel dilution. Acids are a serious problem as they accelerate the rate of engine wear and increase the need for oil changes. Excessive engine idling can result in the need for more frequent service even if the vehicle’s hour meter states differently. Fuel is a major expense for heavy-duty equipment and consumption increases with excessive idling. A large diesel engine can consume up to four litres of fuel for each hour it is left idling. The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is also affected by idling, which creates excess soot. This is due to poor air and fuel mixing and can be a challenge if the fuel injectors are not evenly matched from cylinder to cylinder. Plus, idling lowers the exhaust temperature such that accumulated soot is not passively burnt off. The excess soot must be removed through forced regeneration by artificially injecting fuel into the exhaust stream and igniting it to burn the trapped soot, thereby increasing both maintenance and fuel costs.

Reducing the impact of idling

Improvements in engine design and fleet technology have helped reduce the impact of idling engines. Historically, diesel engines were left running as they were hard to start in colder weather. The newer generation of heavy-duty machinery (following the introduction of Tier 4 Final engines in 2016) incorporates better fuel injection to reduce emissions. Improved air/fuel ratios and thermal management keep engine and oil temperatures warm, even when idling. The continued development of telematics systems has also played a role by helping identify which machines, in what part of the operation, along with which drivers, are allowing engines to idle for prolonged periods. This enables fleet owners and managers to modify the machine operating cycle and provide training or coaching for drivers to help reduce idle time. A stop-and-start system is an automated method that significantly reduces how much an engine idles. It can be set to allow between three and five minutes of idling for regular working cycles and to shut down the engine after a set time, such as 10 minutes of idling.

Engine oil selection

For engines that idle more frequently, lower viscosity solutions reduce how hard the engine has to work and enable easier cold starts, which makes it possible to turn the engine off instead of letting it idle. The ability to neutralize any acid that builds up during prolonged idling is also a factor that should be considered. Therefore, a heavy-duty oil that can maintain its base number should be selected.

If equipment stops working and idles for more than 10 minutes, that has a number of impacts on the engine and machine. So what impact does this have on the vital role of engine lubricants? Highquality, heavy-duty oils reduce pumping and flow losses while minimizing metal-to-metal contact between moving components. This protects against engine wear and enhances performance to help improve fuel economy. Heavy-duty equipment owners and operators should look for API CK-4 oils, as these offer improved resistance to oxidation and aeration, along with increased shear stability. This is particularly important as off-highway engines can entrain more air than usual in their oil. Increased aeration control is vital – especially at the bearings where an oil film is required to protect them. When combined, these properties offer enhanced protection for engines. It is essential that the product be compatible with the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) recommendations, as outlined in the owner’s manual.

by the operator’s actual experience. The impact of engine idling can be seen throughout the engine and exhaust system. When an engine is protected by using a high-quality, heavy-duty engine lubricant, monitored by using a sound oil analysis program, and idling is limited with stop-and-start technology, heavy-duty fleet owners and operators can benefit from improved equipment reliability and reduced unplanned downtime. Brian Humphrey is OEM technical liaison, Petro-Canada Lubricants.

The importance of oil analysis

Idling can also have a hidden impact, which if left unnoticed can result in expensive maintenance issues. An oil analysis program can help bring these to the attention of fleet managers before they become serious and expensive to repair. This is important for engines where the idle frequency varies considerably, as this can result in the need for shortened oil drain intervals to ensure the proper protection of vital engine components. Oil analysis is most effective when performed at regular intervals as it can allow for a performance database to be generated and trends to be established and identified over time. Typically, oil analysis involves three steps. Sampling – This is the most important step in the process as poor sampling can lead to inaccurate data and diagnosis. Before taking the sample, the sampling point should be wiped clean and a small amount of oil should be flushed to ensure no foreign contaminants enter the bottle. Collect the sampling in a clean, dry container and attach a label which clearly indicates vital information for the laboratory: fluid name, equipment type, hours / miles of operation, etc. Testing – Once the sample is retrieved, it should be sent as soon as possible to an ISO-certified oil analysis lab for testing. Interpretation – While results will be sent by email if requested, many oil analysis labs are using sophisticated online software for storing and assisting in the interpretation of the results, including trend calculation. The key to analyzing the data is knowing the normal levels for your machine and how it operates; normal levels can be obtained from the OEM and verified

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burying the paper trail

British Columbia’s Bear Creek Group goes digital, improves documentation and boosts productivity with HCSS HeavyJob software


he old paper trail. It’s the time-tested way to document a contractor’s completed work, how much time was spent on a project, and the number of employee hours worked during the week. If anything is questioned, the paper trail is the judge and jury presenting the final verdict. Or is it? “All that paper basically goes into a box, and you try to remember in which box the information you need was stored,” says Bill Casault, shop manager for Bear Creek Group of Terrace, British Columbia. “You can spend hours, if not days, trying to retrieve the necessary documentation.” Smaller contractors working locally may be able to successfully operate using paper time cards, a shop project board and spreadsheets. For companies looking to grow their business, however, manually entering data is not a scalable solution. Bear Creek is a large company with operations in the construction, mining, oil and gas, transportation, and other markets, and it was one where paper and manual entry for items in the field and the shop was holding it back. “Our headquarters is located in British Columbia, but we complete work all across Canada, sometimes working 4.5 time zones away,” says Casault. “It’s extremely inefficient to rely on paper to conduct business over that broad of an area.” Already a user of HCSS HeavyBid estimating and bidding software, Bear Creek recently expanded its software suite to include HCSS HeavyJob time card/job costing and Equipment360 equipment maintenance programs. Within a brief time of implementing

the construction software, the company has already increased shop efficiency, significantly reduced the time it takes for foremen to enter time and data, and increased the ability for the team to document more jobsite information.

Easy implementation

Before a company can maximize the effectiveness of construction software, it must first select a solution that is easy to implement and then be committed to training workers. A primary cause of implementation failure is not getting buy-in from the end user. “Software may have all the features needed to boost efficiency, but if it’s not intuitive to use, companies will not get the most out of the program. Worse yet, employees may go back to using paper,” explains Amy Tarkington, product marketer for HCSS. Bear Creek added Equipment360 to increase fleet maintenance efficiency and HeavyJob to improve job costing accuracy, which was implemented in the midst of a major project. “There was initial resistance from our field foremen because they felt it was something that was going to slow them down or create more work,” says Casault. Using a train-the-trainer approach, however, it only took one week for all 25 foremen to go live with HeavyJob. “I went through the workshop, played with the program and made a few mistakes along the way, but I picked it up pretty quickly and was able to mentor some other foremen on its use,” recalls Casault. “Once they realized how it made their job more ef-


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ficient and were able to capture everything they needed, they bought into it 200 percent.”

Getting granular

Running a field project or maintenance shop using paper and spreadsheets limits the amount of data workers can capture. When it came to equipment repair, Casault admits that assigning work tasks was done when they came in, and he had to try to remember how many jobs each of his 10 mechanics were completing. Additionally, the company’s equipment preventive maintenance program wasn’t where it needed to be. “With everything electronic, we are now able to see what our mechanics are working on and tell them what is expected for preventive maintenance,” he says. “They can take pictures to give us feedback on what is wrong with the equipment and the long-term repairs that must be done. The shop is running more efficiently.” The power of Bear Creek’s timekeeping program lies in its ability to create as many cost codes as necessary for a job, and the software quickly and properly assigns the time to each code. “You can dig deeper into more granular detail with a software solution versus paper,” says Kyle Cain, Equipment360 product manager for HCSS, “and this helps a contractor know the exact amount of time, equipment costs and labour that go into a particular job, so the company can estimate future projects more accurately.” Relying on paper for payroll is a challenge for most companies, espe-

“With everything done on the tablet, we have eliminated trash cans full of paperwork.”

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cially large contractors like Bear Creek working over a vast geographic area. Previously, foremen scanned time cards and electronically transferred them back to the office, where payroll printed everything to process worker pay. It took supervisors approximately 1.5 hours per day and 2 hours of administration time at the office to capture time cards on larger projects. Now that workers’ time is captured electronically using HeavyJob, everything is quickly and accurately submitted to the office, and payroll knows exactly who was working on a job or if a crew member was out sick. Casault offers, “Implementing the time cards on the tablet has saved about 70 percent of our foremen’s time.” The shop’s software solution contains equipment manuals and a complete work and maintenance history of each machine in the company’s fleet. “With everything done on the tablet, we have eliminated trash cans full of paperwork. Having all the information in one place helps us to quickly recall the information we need by using the search function in the program,” says Casault.

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Controlling inventory

Bear Creek uses the shop maintenance software to set up a complete parts inventory owned by the company. The program tells a mechanic if a part is on the shelf and where it’s located and sets up a reorder point for frequently used items. “People are usually surprised at how much they’ve saved after taking parts inventory,” says Tarkington. Cain agrees and adds, “We’ve had customers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in inventory because the mechanics could not locate the part and just ordered the replacement.” Many shops, large and small, can save money and time if they knew what parts were in inventory, rather than going out and buying a new replacement part. Casault explains, “The program has allowed us to get a better grasp on our inventory and helped us stop buying parts that are already on the shelf. The ability to track what was in stock saved the company approximately $8,000 in just one week.”

A picture worth $30,000

In the field, HeavyJob is improving Bear Creek’s job documentation process. When foremen put pen to paper, a short write-up in a notebook sufficed to document daily progress. Today, the software’s job analysis function enables workers to take pictures and thoroughly document work activities. Detailed job information and photos are logged, easily accessible to assist in project billing and quickly retrieved should a certain job activity be questioned by the contractor’s client. Casault recalls a recent utility project where HeavyJob helped to clarify an issue with a client. “We happened to take a picture of one of our guys standing next to a tower structure and stored it in HeavyJob. A couple of months later, the client questioned whether the right base was put in the ground,” recalls Casault. “I was able to retrieve the photo, present the proof

HeavyJob allows companies to get granular in capturing project notes and photos, establishing cost codes, and properly assigning worker time to each code. of the correct base being installed and save the company two to three days of rework, which is about $30,000.” Having job information in one location also empowers the next generation of labourers to step up for position advancement. According to Casault, the tablet gives foremen all information needed to do the job successfully, so workers feel more confident. Even with construction software solutions offering substantial savings and efficiency gains to companies like Bear Creek, HCSS’s Tarkington reports that software developers still fight the power of the paper, as it is familiar. “Clients have an idea of what needs to be ‘fixed,’ but they cannot visualize how the software can get the company from point A to point B,” she says. “That’s why it’s important for companies to partner with a solutions provider who can help analyze their current processes to figure out how to use the software to help them improve their business.”




iebherr’s crane customers were treated to an engaging, often amazing few days of German hospitality, which included meeting industry peers, going on factory tours, watching fireworks and the opportunity to take in all the latest crane offerings and demonstrations during the company’s Customer Days event June 13–14 at the mobile crane facility in Ehingen, Germany. Established in the early 1990s and taking place every three years, the Customer Days event has grown substantially. This year, 3,000 customers from over 80 countries descended on the sprawling factory grounds to see first-hand the impressive range of cranes and technologies on display.

Liebherr LTF 106-4.1 is operated by remote control.

Liebherr Canada invited many of the leading crane companies in Canada to attend the event and guests were hosted by Tim Peterson, managing director of Liebherr Canada; Kyle Jardine, divisional director – mobile cranes; and Paul Robson, president of Liebherr Canada. The theme of this year’s event was “Strongly Connected” and that was on vivid display. The evening before the start of the Customer Days festivities had the Canadian group of guests meet up with their Australian counterparts in Ulm, Germany, a little town on the River Danube, about 18 miles from the huge Liebherr-Werk Ehingen factory. That evening, the Ehingen team hosted a rooftop dinner that provided a perfect view of the Ulm Minster Cathedral, the tallest church in the world. Next day, at the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen factory, the Canadian group was joined by other customers from around the world. The most impressive part of being at the Ehingen facility were the crane demonstrations. A special aspect of Customer Days was the opportunity to experience Liebherr’s innovations, featuring some 11 cranes and accessories that

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen plant shows its product portfolio of mobile cranes: from smallest to largest, left to right.

Top: The new Liebherr 1230-5.1 rough-terrain crane is suspended in a web by two crawler cranes. Above: The Customer Days marquee with crawler cranes, including the latest model, the 800-metric-ton-capacity LR 1800-1.0 in the background. are being developed and tested at the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen factory. Cranes included the MK 140 with VarioJib, the LTF 106-4.1 operated by remote control, the LTM 1450-8.1 with a two-hook operation, the LTM 1750-9.1 rigged with fibre rope and the LTC 1050-3.1 with a lift cabin. Other cranes and displays showed off Liebherr’s fleet management system, telematics and remote-control operations. A highlight was a 45-minute equipment demonstration which started with Sophie Albrecht, granddaughter of Liebherr founder Hans Liebherr and member of the administrative board of Liebherr-International, driving into the demonstration grounds behind the wheel of Liebherr’s newest RT Crane. Liebherr used the opening of the demonstration to underscore its re-entry and commitment into the rough-terrain crane market, which they had announced in late 2016, followed by presentation of the initial models at Conexpo in 2017. The company featured two models: the LRT 1090-2.1 and the larger LRT 1100-2.1, which were designed and engineered specifically for the North

American market. While Liebherr showed off many cranes from its rough-terrain, allterrain and crawler ranges, two new models were shown for the first time. The latest crawler crane from Liebherr is the 800-metric-ton-capacity LR 1800-1.0. It is three metres wide and has a maximum transport weight of 45 metric tons once its tracks have been removed. In standard configuration the crane has an 84-metre luffing jib and an 84-metre boom, which has three lattice sections that can be telescoped for transport. The second new model is the 230-metric-ton-capacity LTM 12305.1 all-terrain crane, which succeeds the LTM 1200-5.1. It has a longer boom and greater lifting capacity than its predecessor. The 75-metre telescopic boom is 3 metres longer, while its lifting capacity has increased by an average of 20 percent, taking it to 230 metric tons. With lattice extensions, the maximum hook height has been increased by 10 metres to 111 metres. In addition to a multifunctional folding jib, a 43-metre fixed jib is also available. HEG


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INDUSTRY NEWS | heavyequipmentguide.ca Terrafirma to hold customer event in August

Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals will be holding a customer appreciation event August 23–25 in Edmonton. Customers will have a chance to meet with representatives from Allied, SBM, Rotar, Epiroc and Rubble Master and a range of equipment will be on display and demo’d. Dave Rock, operations manager, Terrafirma Equipment: “We wanted to host this event as a thank you to our customers for all their years of business. It will also give them a chance to learn more about our wide range of heavy equipment and attachments. Our inventory will be on display and we plan on demonstrating equipment such as the SBM Remax 500 Crusher and RM 90G0! Crusher. Our vendor representatives [SBM, Rubble Master, Allied, Epiroc (Atlas Copco) and Rotar] will also be there to meet with customers and provide further information on their product range. Erich had built Terrafirma Equipment into a trusted company for over the past 50 years and we still intend to remain dedicated to our customers. We would like our customers to meet the team who will be leading Terrafirma Equipment in the many years to come. We really appreciate our customers and hope they can come out to enjoy the day with us.” To register, contact: events@terrafirmaequipment.com EVENT

Michelin acquires Camso, will run OTR tire business out of Quebec Michelin and Camso have reached an agreement whereby Michelin will acquire Camso, headquartered in Magog, Quebec, and whereby the two companies’ off-the-road (OTR) operations will be combined to form a new division to be managed from Quebec. Reporting net sales of US $1 billion, Camso has been designing, manufacturing and marketing OTR mobility solutions since 1982. By joining forces with Camso, Michelin says that it will create the world’s number one OTR market player. The business will benefit from the expertise of Camso’s management team and Michelin’s long-standing presence in Canada, both in Laval, Quebec, and in Nova Scotia. The new entity will represent more than double the net sales of Camso, supported by 26 plants and approximately 12,000 employees. ACQUISITION

Bandit to offer ARJES industrial shredders and rock crushers Bandit Industries Inc. and Germany-based ARJES GmbH are partnering to bring ARJES’ line of slow-speed shredders and crushers to Bandit customers worldwide. Bandit is adding ARJES’ select models of slow-speed industrial shredders and stone crushers to its lineup of heavy-duty large equipment that already includes The Beast horizontal grinders, whole tree chippers, and track carriers. Bandit large equipment dealers from select markets will offer sales, service and parts on ARJES machines. Those Bandit dealers were introduced to ARJES equipment in early June at Bandit’s mid-Michigan facilities. “ARJES equipment fits perfectly in our full product line,” said Bandit Sales Manager Jason Morey. “ARJES believes in the same principles that guide Bandit Industries – build machines strong and stand behind customers every step of the way. It’s what both of our companies have done, Bandit for 35 years, and ARJES for more than 10 years, and it’s what we’ll continue to do.” SHREDDERS & CRUSHERS

Finning opens used equipment centre in Alberta

AEM: Trade war with China bad for business and may risk jobs

Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc., opened the doors of its first Used Equipment Centre in Acheson, Alberta, just outside Edmonton on June 15. The facility offers access to every piece of used equipment in Finning’s Alberta inventory, prepped and ready to go, plus a dedicated demonstration area where customers can test the equipment in a controlled environment. This retail outlet also offers new equipment and attachments, an on-site simulator and will be utilized as a training centre and site for demonstrating new products and technologies.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement opposing the escalating global trade war created by the Trump administration’s decision to propose a new round of $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods: “Nobody wins in a global trade war. American workers, farmers, consumers, and the U.S. economy lose. Not only will these tariffs threaten many of the 1.3 million jobs our industry supports, they also hurt farmers who are already reeling from low commodity prices. On top of this, these tariffs are eliminating many of the economic gains created by last year’s tax reform. Tariffs are taxes on consumers and businesses. We need policies that encourage manufacturing in the United States. Not the opposite.”




IN BRIEF The Manitou Group inaugurates its new R&D Test Center The R&D Test Center makes it possible to perform endurance and durability tests on all Manitou prototypes. Models are put to the test for cycles that can last up to several thousand hours, the equivalent of the average life span of a machine. Manitou says that the tests guarantee the robustness of Manitou products from launch while reducing development turnaround times.

RUTHMANN is expanding to North America RUTHMANN, a manufacturer of aerial working platforms from Gescher in Münsterland, Germany, has effective June 1 established a North American subsidiary. RUTHMANN North America L.P. will expand its global growth strategy to also include North America. RUTHMANN will continue to develop its presence in the North American market along with its two longstanding sales and service partners, Time Manufacturing and ReachMaster, Inc.

Dynapac North America adds light compaction to product offering Dynapac North America has extended its product offering by introducing a full range of light compaction equipment. The range, including rammers, forward and reversible plates, and walk behind and articulated utility rollers, will widen the Dynapac portfolio and offering to its customers. The complete range will be available by the end of 2018.

McCloskey Washing Systems’ first North American Open Day McCloskey Washing Systems held their first North American Open Day at H&H Stone LLC in Bolingbrook, Illinois, from June 20 to 21. The event highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications. McCloskey Washing Systems hosted a live working demonstration of the Sandstorm 620, processing limestone secondary crusher screenings to produce three spec concrete/ asphalt aggregates and one spec concrete sand product.


Genie – Terex Aerial.................................... 30

Manulift........................................................ 41

GOMACO Corporation................................ 48

Metso Minerals............................................ 47

Admiral Marine Inc...................................... 44

Husky Energy.............................................. 36

Perkins Engines Company Ltd................... 32

Ahern Canada.............................................. 43

International Trucks...................................... 2

Prinoth AG................................................... 41

Beka-Lube................................................... 42

John Deere Construction & Forestry ...........17

Stihl Ltd. ...................................................... 38

Buffalo Turbine............................................ 42

KOBELCO Construction Machinery............. 7

Terex Cranes............................................... 13

Detroit Diesel............................................... 23

Komatsu....................................................... 29

The Gear Centre.......................................... 37

Easi-Pour, LLC............................................ 31

Kubota Canada........................................... 39

Topcon Positioning Systems........................ 4

Eberspächer................................................ 33

LBX Company............................................. 15

Volvo Trucks................................................ 27


Liebherr Canada Ltd. ................................... 9

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc.................. 22

Frontline Machinery.................................... 21

Mack Trucks................................................ 19

Wirtgen Group............................................... 3



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